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Are software identification questions on-topic?

I.e., questions where the OP is not looking for options/alternatives, but for a specific software. In the usual case, such questions would only have one correct answer.

Here are some questions for discussion:

(I thought that we had a similar discussion, but couldn’t find it.)

Are software identification questions on-topic?

I.e., questions where the OP is not looking for options/alternatives, but for a specific software. In the usual case, such questions would only have one correct answer.

Here are some questions for discussion:

  • Actual examples:
  • Wiki software being used by Gnome (Answer: MoinMoin)
  • Conceivable examples:
  • Which tool does Trinity use in Matrix Reloaded? (Answer: Nmap)
  • Which OS was used to render Avatar? (Answer: Ubuntu)
  • Which tool does Canonical use to build Ubuntu releases?
  • What was the name of the driving game included in Windows 95?
  • Which OS run Deutsche Bahn ticket machines?

(I thought that we had a similar discussion, but couldn’t find it.)

Are software identification questions on-topic?

I.e., questions where the OP is not looking for options/alternatives, but for a specific software. In the usual case, such questions would only have one correct answer.

Here are some questions for discussion:

  • Actual examples:
  • Wiki software being used by Gnome (Answer: MoinMoin)
  • Conceivable examples:
  • Which tool does Trinity use in Matrix Reloaded? (Answer: Nmap)
  • Which OS was used to render Avatar? (Answer: Ubuntu)
  • Which tool does Canonical use to build Ubuntu releases?
  • What was the name of the driving game included in Windows 95?
  • Which OS run Deutsche Bahn ticket machines?
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Software identification on-topic?

(I thought that we had a similar discussion, but couldn’t find it.)

Are software identification questions on-topic?

I.e., questions where the OP is not looking for options/alternatives, but for a specific software. In the usual case, such questions would only have one correct answer.

Here are some questions for discussion:

  • Actual examples:
  • Wiki software being used by Gnome (Answer: MoinMoin)
  • Conceivable examples:
  • Which tool does Trinity use in Matrix Reloaded? (Answer: Nmap)
  • Which OS was used to render Avatar? (Answer: Ubuntu)
  • Which tool does Canonical use to build Ubuntu releases?
  • What was the name of the driving game included in Windows 95?
  • Which OS run Deutsche Bahn ticket machines?